Towards a hybrid method to categorize interruptions and activities in healthcare

  title={Towards a hybrid method to categorize interruptions and activities in healthcare},
  author={Juliana J. Brixey and David J. Robinson and Craig W. Johnson and Todd R. Johnson and James P. Turley and Vimla L. Patel and Jiajie Zhang},
  journal={International journal of medical informatics},
  volume={76 11-12},
OBJECTIVE Interruptions are known to have a negative impact on activity performance. Understanding how an interruption contributes to human error is limited because there is not a standard method for analyzing and classifying interruptions. Qualitative data are typically analyzed by either a deductive or an inductive method. Both methods have limitations. In this paper, a hybrid method was developed that integrates deductive and inductive methods for the categorization of activities and… CONTINUE READING
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